visions of the act entitled “An act to amend the statutes in relation to the immediate transportation of dutiable goods, and for other purposes," approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and eighty, be, and the same are hereby, so amended as to allow merchandise liable to specific rates of duty only to be entered for immediate transportation without appraisement to any of the ports mentioned in the seventh section of said act, aithough the same may not appear by the invoice, bill of lading, or manifest of the importing vessel to be consigned to or destined for either of said ports, when the consignee at the port of first arrival shall make written application therefor to the collector, giving the name of the person at the port of destination to whom he desires the merchandise to be consigned; and whenever such application and entry shall be made, the original invoice presented by the consignee at the port of first arrival shall be forwarded, with a copy of the transportation entry, to the collector at the port of destination; and a copy of such invoice shall be retained on file at the port of first arrival. The original invoice so forwarded shall be treated as the only invoice of the merchandise upon which entry shall be made at the port of destination, and the person making such entry shall be held responsible for the statements contained therein in the same manner as if the merchandise had been originally consigned to him; Provided, however, That the privileges herein conferred shall not extend to any merchandise the duties upon which, or any portion thereof, depend upon the value of such merchandise : And provided further, That such privilege shall be granted only in cases where no part of the merchandise shall have been landed prior to entry for immediate transportation as aforesaid.

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The following are the ports at which Merchandise may be entered for Transportation to other ports without Appraisement under the Act of June 10, 1880; Boston, Mass. Key West, Fla. Port Huron, Mich. Tacoma, Wash. Baltimore, Md. Los Angeles, Cal. Portland, Oreg.

Tampa, Fla. Bath, Me.

Marquette, Mich. Port Townsend, Wash. Toledo, Ohio.

(NOTE.-Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

Bangor, Me. Mobile, Ala. Pensacola, Fla. Vanceboro, Me.
Ehicago, Ill. New York, N. Y. Rochester, N.· Y.
Sharleston, S. C. Newport News, Va. Savannah, Ga.
Cleveland, Ohio. New Orleans, La. San Francisco, Cal.
Detroit, Mich. Norfolk, Va. Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.
Duluth, Minn.

Ogdensburg, N. Y. Seattle, Wash.
Fernandina, Fla. Philadelphia, Pa. San Diego, Cal.
Galveston, Tex. Portland, Me. Sioux City, Iowa.

Ports to which Merchandise may be Transported without Appraisement under the Act of June 10, 1880. Atlanta, Ga., Dunkirk, N. Y. Mobile, Ala. Sandusky, Ohio. Albany, N. Y. Evansville, Ind. Nashville, Tenn. Sioux City, Iowa. Buffalo, N. Y. Enfield, Conn, Newark, N. J. San Antonio, Tex. Burlington, Vt. Georgetown, D. C. Newport News, Va.Springfield, Mass. Boston, Mass. Galveston, Tex. New York, N. Y. Savannah, Ga. Baltimore, Md. Grand Haven, Mich. New Haven, Conn. St. Augustine, Fla. Bath, Me.

Grand Rapids, Mich.Norfolk, Va. St. Louis, Mo. Bangor, Me. Hartford, Conn. New Orleans, La. St. Joseph, Mo. Bridgeport, Conn. Indianapolis, Ind. Omaha, Nebr. St. Paul, Minn. Charleston, S. C. Jacksonville, Fla. Ogdensburg, N. Y. San Francisco, Cal. Chicago, Ili. Kansas City, Mo. Providence, R. I. San Diego, Cal. Cincinnati, Ohio. Key West, Fla. Philadelphia, Pa. Sault Ste. Marie, Council Bluffs, Ia. Louisville, Ky. Pittsburg, Pa.

Mich. Cleveland, Ohio. Lincoln, Nebr. Portland, Me. Seattle, Wash. Columbus, Ohio. Los Angeles, Cal. Portsmouth, N. H. Tampa, Fla. Detroit, Mich.

Marquette, Mich. Port Huron, Mich. Tacoma, Wash, Denver, Colo. Middletown, Conn. Portland, Oreg. Toledo, Ohio. Duluth, Minn.

Minneapolis, Minn. Port Townsend, Wh.Vanceboro, Me. Dubuque, Iowa. Milwaukee, Wis. Richmond, Va. Wilmington, Del. Des Moines, Iowa. Memphis, Tenn. Rochester, N. Y. Wilmington, N. C.

24. The importation of adulterated and spurious teas is prohibited by the following act:

Act of March 2, 1883.

An Act to prevent the importation of adulterated and spurious teas.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person or persons or corporations to import or bring into the United States any merchandise for sale as tea, adulterated with spurious leaf or with exhausted leaves, or which contains so great an ad

(NOTE.- Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

mixture of chemicals or other deleterious substances as to inake it unfit for use; and the importation of all such merchandise is hereby prohibited.

The phrase “adulterated with spurious leaf, or with exhausted leaves, is a complete declaration by itself, and the presence of any appreciable quantity of "spurious leaf or exhausted leaves,” must condemn the tea; and the presence of chemicals, or other deleterious substances in tea, does not condemn the tea unless such admixture of a foreign substance shall be so great in quantity as to make it unfit for use. Proceedings in regard to the condemnation of tea, both by the tea examiner and by the board of arbitrators, should be regulated by the views thus laid down (decision 6412).

Inspection of Teas. SEC. 2. That on making entry at the custom house of all tea or merchandise described as tea imported into the United States, the importer or consignee shall give a bond to the collector of the port that such merchandise shall not be removed from warehouse until released by the custom house authorities, who shall examine it with reference to its purity and fitness for consumption; and that for the purpose of such examination samples of each line in every invoice shail be submitted by the importer or consignee to the examiner, with his written statement that such samples represent the true quality of each and every part of the invoice, and accord with the specification therein contained; and in case the examiner has reason to believe that such samples do not represent the true quality of the invoice, he shall make such further examination of the tea represented by the invoice, or any part thereof, as shall be necessary; Provided, That such further examination of such tea shall be made within three days after entry thereof has been made at the custom house; And provided further, That the bond above required shall also be conditioned for the payment of all custom house charges which may attach to such merchandise prior to its being released or destroyed (as the case may be) under the provisions of this act.

(NOTE.-Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.

25. The importation of oleomargarine is subject to the provisions of the followingact :

Act of August 2, 1886. An Act defining butter, also imposing a tax upon and regulating

the manufacture, sale, importation and exportation of oleomargarine.

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SEC. 10. That all oleomargarine imported from foreign countries shall, in addition to any import duties imposed on the same, pay an internal revenue tax of fifteen cents per pound, such tax to be represented by coupon stamps, as in the case of oleomargarine manufactured in the United States. The stamps shall be affixed and canceled by the owner or importer of the oleomargarine while it is in the custody of the proper custom-house officers; and the oleomargarine shall not pass out of the custody of said officers until the stamps have been so affixed and canceled, but shall be put up in wooden packages, each containing not less than ten pounds, as prescribed in this act for oleomargarine manufactured in The United States, before the stamps are affixed; and the owner or importer of such oleomargarine shall be liable to all the penal provisions of this act prescribed for manufactures of oleomargarine in the United States. Whenever it is necessary to take any oleomargarine so imported to any place other than the public stores of the United States for the purpose of affixing and canceling such stamps, the collector of customs of the port where such oleomargarine is entered shall designate a bonded warehouse to which it shall be taken, under the control of such customs officer as such collector may direct; and every officer of customs who permits any such oleomargarine to pass out of his custody or control without compliance by the owner or importer thereof with the provisions of this section relating thereto, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be fined not less than one thousand dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, and imprisonment not less than six months nor

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more than three years. Every person who sells or offers for sale any imported oleomargarine, or oleomargarine purporting or claimed to have been imported, not put up in packages and stamped as provided by this act, shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, and be imprisoned not less than six months nor more than two years.

Examination of Drugs, Etc. 26. A11 drugs, medicines, medicinal preparations, including medicinal essential oils and chemical preparations, used wholly or in part as medicine, imported from abroad, shall before passing the custom house, be examined and appraised as well in reference to their quality, purity, and fitness for medicinal purposes, as to their value and identity specified in the invoice.

R. S. Sec. 2933. All medicinal preparations, whether chemical or otherwise, usually imported with the name of the manufacturer, shall have the true name of the manufacturer and the place where they are prepared, permanently and legibly affixed to each parcel by stamp, label or otherwise; and all medicinal preparations imported without such names so affixed shall be adjudged to be forfeited. (See Section 6 of the Act of October 1, 1890.) R. S. Sec. 2934.

If, on examination, any drugs, medicines, medicinal preparations, whether chemical or otherwise, including medicinal essential oils, are found, in the opinion of the examiner, to be so far adulterated, or in any manner deteriorated, as to render them inferior in strength and purity to the standard established by the United States, Edinburgh, London, French, and German Pharmacope and dispensatories, and thereby improper, unsafe, and dangerous to be used for medicinal purposes, a return to that effect shall be made upon the invoice, and the articles so noted shall not pass the custom house, unless, on a re-examination of a strictly analytical character, called for by the owner or consignee, the return of the examiner shall be found erroneous; and it is declared, as the result of such analysis, that the articles may properly, safely, and without danger, be used for medicinal purposes. R. S.

Sec. 2935.

(NOTE.-Accuracy and precision in customs proceedings are so essential to the interests of importers that the services of a competent broker are usually worth vastly more than the small cost of such services.)

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